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Michelin Reinvents The Wheel With New 3D-Printed Biodegradable Tires

•, By Amelia Kinney

The intricately designed 3D-printed tires released by tire giant, Michelin, are putting the height of technology at your doorstep. The new "Vision Tire" is stepping up to replace traditional black rubber wheels. Michelin claims their tires of the future are super long-lasting, rechargeable and fully biodegradable

Michelin revealed the tires earlier this week at the Movin' On Conference in Montreal. Car lovers instantly fell in love with the futuristic tires that are 3D-printed with a honeycomb weave. Even more exciting is that the tires are made from "recycled organic materials, including wood chips, straw, sugar byproducts, and orange peels."

No more flat tires or blowouts with the Vision. The Vision tire is not inflatable like traditional tires. According to, "The interior of the tire is instead designed with an architecture that resembles alveoli (the small air sacs in the human lung), which Michelin said provides enough strength to support the structure of the tire."

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